Bron­cos up of­fer to Miller

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

The Den­ver Bron­cos have upped their of­fer to line­backer Von Miller by of­fer­ing to guar­an­tee the Su­per Bowl MVP a record $70 mil­lion of the six-year deal, a per­son with knowl­edge of the ne­go­ti­a­tions told The Associated Press.

The per­son spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity.

The sides had un­til 4 p.m. EDT Fri­day to get a signed deal into NFL head­quar­ters.

Miller’s agent, Joby Bran­ion, and the Bron­cos agreed to the pa­ram­e­ters of a six-year, $114.5 mil­lion deal last month but Miller’s camp held out for more guar­an­teed money.

The June of­fer in­cluded $38.5 mil­lion in guar­an­tees over the first two years, an­other $1.3 mil­lion in work­out bonuses, plus the chance to earn an­other $19.5 mil­lion in guar­an­teed money in 2018.

Gen­eral man­ager John El­way reignited talks last week when he of­fered to move up guar­an­teed money in Year 3 to next March.

This week, he upped the over­all guar­an­teed money.

El­way’s of­fer now far sur­passes the $63 mil­lion in guar­an­tees that Philadel­phia’s Fletcher Cox re­ceived last month and rep­re­sents the most money ever of­fered a non-quar­ter­back in the NFL.

The lat­est pro­posal is the big­gest over­all con­tract for a non-QB in league his­tory.

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